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is live at the scene with what is causing delays in the investigation. karen? ((karen castro)) henderson police detectives waited hours for a search warrant to enter the home where the deadly shooting happened and gather evidence. just moments ago, they got the green light from a judge. as you can see, the home has been taped off. at this time, police are not releasing a lot of details about what lead up to the shooting. but here's what we know. the victim is only being described as a male. an age was not immediately provided. investigators are questioning two people in connection to the shooting... but they are not releasing if the duo is related to the victim. however, a spokesperson for the henderson police department says a 9-1-1 call was placed from someone within the home about a family dispute. when officers arrived, they found the person dead inside. ((michelle french - spokeswoman, henderson pd: this is an unusual occurrence and our hearts and
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last year we had four homicides in henderson and at this point we are into our investigation and it's an unfortunate situation.)) ((karen castro)) investigators are still piecing together what happened. they are not saying who lives inside the home or who was in there where the shooting happened. ((karen castro)) the coroner will be releasing the name of the victim . this is the first homicide this year in henderson's jurisdiction. reporting live, karen castro, 8 news now. ((denise valdez)) and karen, what are neighbors saying about this shooting? ((karen castro)) i've spoken to a couple of neighbors and they are obviously shocked but they tell me they do not know who lives in the home... even though records show the property has been owned by the same couple since 1993. ((paul joncich)) > the school
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changing up sex education in clark county making it more comprehensive for middle and high school students. ((denise valdez)) this issue has been contentious since it came up ...with a number of parents speaking out against the plan. there's another public meeting tonight. patranya bhoolsuwan is there on what we can expect to hear in just about an hour from now ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) this meeting is set to start at 5 here at the ed greer education center. this as ccsd is moving forward with setting new curriculum starting next school year with a sex ed program that covers more subjects than ever before. tonight the sex education advisory committee will be recommending some sample lesson plans for several topics that have been approved by the school board to be taught to students from 8th to 12th grades. one topic is on contraception and how to obtain it.. the other is on the age of
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issue of statutory rape. the committee will also include new sexually transmitted diseases as outlined by latest information released by the centers for disease control: ((dr. danielle miller/ccsd assistant superintendent: "i think it opens up great conversations for parents to be part of it talking with students about these topics that are out there in the community and what kids are talking about." )) parents are invited to come to meeting tonight and speak during public comment. again these topics have been approved by the school last fall. they are issues listed in a survey sent out to parents that a majority of those who responded agree should be taught in school for kids from 8th through 12th grades. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) for a list of these topics and more information, you can go to our website lasvegas now dot com. again the meeting is set to start 5, we will have highlights on what happened on 8 news now at 11. reporting live patranya bhoolsuwan 8 news now. ((paul joncich)) > a chilly
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tedd florendo has a quick look at what you we can expect... ((tedd florendo)) >daytime highs not so bad. it's the morning temps that will get on the chilly side. ............................... ................. we have clears skies and mainly light winds. these will work in tandem with each other to bring some cold temps by morning especially where may areas will be near freezing or below again. expecting clouds to thicken a little more overnight, but not much. ............................... ................. so here's your evening planner.mid 40's early on, then around 40 by 11 o'clock. winds light, but breezy for the colorado river. more clouds like we said. i'll show you just how cold it will get in your neighoborhood by morning. that's coming up. just into our newsroom... the boulder city chief of police has resigned his position. the office of the city manager responded to our calls today... confirming chief bill conger left his job. a spokesperson for the city manager says they're working on a statement to release. we'll update you on air and
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information./// ((paul joncich)) > metro police say there was an apparent suicide on the campus of the las vegas academy...in downtown las vegas. police say it was not a student.. and it was not impacting what they termed "school operations"... and classes continued today. the las vegas academy is a performing arts high school at the corner of seventh and bridger. an employee found the body at about 5:25 this morning./// ((denise valdez)) > it was a deadly weekend on the valley roads. seven people were killed in the span of 48 hours. vegas. police say 52 year old rocky dean was speeding on the carey overpass near losee -- when he hit a median and fell 27 feet off the overpass. both dean -- and his passenger... 58- year- old belinda west were pronounced dead at the scene. north las vegas police is still trying to determine if alcohol was a factor./// ((denise valdez)) > meanwhile metro police are investigating a bus crash that killed a woman. it happened early saturday morning near dean martin and tropicana. police say an r-t-c bus went
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bus shelter -- and hit and killed 39 year old joo young do. right now it's unclear why the bus driver, 22 year old jamal nichols went over the curb./// ((paul joncich)) > u-n-l-v basketball coach dave rice has resigned. last night's anouncement follows the growing speculation that he was on the verge of being fired. rice was in his fifth season with running rebels.... with an overall record of 95 and 54. they missed the n-c-double-a tournament the last two years.. and losses have been stacking up this season. rice had only good things to say about his alma mater... hours after the announcement.: (( dave rice: former unlv head coach: i want to do what's right for everyone involved, that's my personality i'm a team guy, and its important to me that i make sure that tina and i met for quite a long time today and we mutually agreed that i would step aside )) ((paul joncich)) todd simon has been named as the interim head coach. simon has been a unlv assistant for three years..
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((denise valdez)) > it's another day -- when the music died. ((paul joncich)) > how the world is remebering legendary pop sensation david bowie after losing his battle with cancer.///
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on your dream of becoming a powerball billionaire. nobody won saturday which means it is getting even bigger. wednesday's drawing is expected to be for around 1- point-3 billion dollars, the biggest in u-s history. lottery officials say the jackpot could continue to grow before the drawing in wednesday night. and if you're looking to grab a ticket at the arizona border...arizona last stand is extending it's hours to mindinght today and tomorrow... and will stay open until the drawing on wednesday./// ((denise valdez)) > the world is sharing their favorite memories of british pop star david bowie... after the artist died sunday. the 69-year-old passed after an 18-month battle with cancer. bowie was known for his always changing personas... who some say redefined what a pop star could be. today... tributes could be found all over the world... including the hollywood walk of
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and in the london neighborhood where he was born: ((rosie lowery/bowie fan - you can listen to the music at any age and still pick it up from what it meant in the 70's - it's exactly the same now - it's timeless. ruth adam/bowie fan - it's like the light has gone out of the world when he's not here.)) ((denise valdez)) bowie will be honored throughout the night at the fremont experience video canopy. and as testament to bowie's broad appeal... fans from madonna to the british prime minister tweeted their condolences./// ((paul joncich)) > and all day our viewers have been sharing their condolences on our social media pages. -chaz star wrote- "one of the most influential icons in music period. no matter ones genre of choice, chances are you've had some influence from bowie. those of us in the metal community, not to mention shock rock, and punk, down to pop & other genres. we all owe a debt of gratitude to ziggy stardust"" -and marta saenz briseno posted "rest in peace mr.bowie...you are an amazing artist. prayers to the family."/// ((paul joncich)) > it's the
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for president obama. ((denise valdez)) the major topics he's expected to address tomorrow night... and why it will be unlike any speech he's given before./// announcer: now nevada's first
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j@j@ on average, it takes three hundred americans working for a solid year, to make as much money as one top ceo. it's called the wage gap. and the republicans will make it worse by lowering taxes for those at the top and letting corporations write their own rules. hillary clinton will work to close the wage gap. equal pay for women to raise incomes for families, a higher minimum wage, lower taxes for the middle class. she'll get the job done for us.
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send drug kingpin "el chapo" to the united states. but that all depends on how hard el chapo.. whose real name is joaquin guzman... fights it. he was recaptured friday six months after breaking out of a mexican prison. and now u-s officials are confirming that his meeting with actor sean penn last october helped lead to his arrest. (((el chapo) "i was raised in a ranch called la tuna. in that area, and until today, there are no job opportunities." )) penn says they met for seven hours, and ate tacos at a picnic table. they agreed to reconvene eight days later for a formal interview. but mexican authorities raided that hideout shortly after the meeting, and the interview was cancelled. penn told the associated press that he quote" has nothing to hide."///
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donald trump professional football is getting too soft. the republican presidential frontrunner weighed in on the sport at a rally in reno last night. his main complaint... football is just not what is used to be. (( (donald trump/(r) presidential candidate) "you used to see these tackles and it was incredible to watch, right. now they tackle, oh, head on head collision, 15 yards. the whole game is all screwed up. you say, wow, what a tackle, bing, flag. football's become soft. football has become soft. now i'll be criticized for that, they'll say isn't that terrible. but football's become soft like our country has become soft, it's true. it's true. (cheering).")) ((denise valdez)) > trump also added that he doesn't watch football that often. the n-f-l has been under pressure after a study suggested many former pro players have brain disease related to concussions./// ((paul joncich)) > president
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open as he prepares for tomorrow night's state of the union address. ((denise valdez)) weijia jiang is on capitol hill with what you can expect to hear in the president's final address. >the white house says this year's state of the union address is going to be unlike any other we've seen before. president obama is not expected to present a wish-list of policies to congress. ( josh earnest/white house press secretary) "the president's delivering a speech that's not about him, it's about the american people and the future of our country." with republicans firmly in control of congress - the president has resorted to executive actions on controversial issues such as minimum wage, immigration and gun control. tuesday's speech could preview the next issue he will take on without congress - election reform. (denis mcdonough/white house chief of staff/courtesy: cnn "state of the union") "you'll hear the president talk about making sure that every american has a chance to influence this democracy. not the select few, not the millionaires and the billionaires," (weijia jiang/cbs news/capitol hill) gun control
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president obama addresses tuesday night. and the white house is highlighting the issue by leaving one seat in the first lady's box empty - to represent the victims of gun violence. "i hope you can come." monday morning - the white house released a video of jill biden and white house staffers calling people to invite them to sit in the first lady's box at the speech. (cedric rowland/state of the union attendee) "i was like, the white house? are you sure you have the right number?" south carolina governor nikki haley will offer this year's republican response. weijia jiang, cbs news, capitol hill./// ((denise valdez)) > and during tomorrow's address a former homeless vet from las vegas will sit in first lady michelle obama's visitor box. the obama administration is highlighting a challenge that the first lady has issued for local leaders to do more to reduce veteran homelessness./// toss to weather < tedd florendo >clear skies today and temps warmed up to the mid 50's again.
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than yesterday. expecting clouds to coming in a little more overnight, but still staying partly clear. ............................... ..... afternoon temps in the low to mid 50's with some locales in the high 40's by late day. cold in mount charleston and the higher terrain. milder over to the east sections in the east side of town where we're lower in elevation. ............................... ....... regional temps cold in the central sections of the state. milder from mesquite down to laughlin and near average. mild for death valley and pahrump cool by afternoon, but cold by morning. ............................... ........... chilly actually through much of the u.s. believe it or not. after a mild weekend for the mid-atlantic a lot of areas ore on the cooler side. cold in the upper tier state and midwest. temps down all the way to dallas and atlanat to 40 at this hour and colder than us.
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upper plains over the weekend. ............................... ............ cold enough to produce out there. from chicagon over to to the michigan. even some lake effect snow bands near buffalo and upstate new york. ............................... ............ next storm bringing more rain for portland and seattle and a lot of snow in the cascades and the idaho panhandle. ............................... ................ clouds coming in from the west but expected to stay dry for now. that could change as this crawls down and bring some winds, but shower chances seem to be limited to the mountains or slim. ............................... .................. we're going to have some cold mornings again though near freezing. some below freezing overnight. especially again on the edges of town and single digits for kyle
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((paul joncich)) > superbowl > superbowl sunday is just a few weeks away!... > superbowl sunday is just a few weeks away!...
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changing the name to moto by lenovo. lenovo bought the company from google in 20-14 for almost 3-billion- dollars. motorola was responsible for the first walkie-talkies and consumer cell phones./// ((paul joncich)) > the playboy mansion could be yours....for around 200 million dollars.. according to playboy enterprises the iconic mansion and home to hugh hefner is going up for sale. but whoever buys it has to let the playboy founder live there until his death. the property was built in 1927 and was purchased by playboy in 1971 for a reported 1-point-1 million. the 5-acre property features 29 rooms, a game house, home theater and the famous swimming pool grotto./// ((denise valdez)) > it was a strange scene on a new york subway this past weekend as many people showed up without pants. it was the annual "no pants subway rides" yesterday.
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the subway, then ditched their pants. this all began back in 2002 as a prank.. but then gained momentum and became a tradition around the globe. people lucked out this year because it was an unseasonable warm 60 degrees./// ((paul joncich)) > las vegas' reputation as a rodeo town... is being solidified. rodeo town... is being solidified. ((denise valdez)) the major announcement that could help
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((paul joncich)) > another major event is coming to the las vegas strip --- the pro bull riders association will be in town in may. ((denise valdez)) > ron futrell is here with the latest. ya --- this event is a perfect blend of old las vegas and new las vegas --- the elks helldorado --- it's been around since 1934 --- and the pro bullriders coming together in may on the las vegas strip to create an event unlike any other. --- the announcement was made during a news conference at city hall --- a lot of people have been pushing hard for months to bring all parties together to make this happen. this will be a prca sanctioned rodeo --- in fact, it will be
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the pro bullriders do every year so there will be a major promotional effort for this event --- its hard to find anybody happier than mayor carolyn goodman -- now that this is a done deal ((carolyn goodman you know its our history and that's since 1934 when helldorado first became an event in the heart of a teeny tiny little city we've been fanning that forever and ever casey lane we feel like we're a part of teh city we've been here 23 years with our world finals, we've had events off and on in the spring but this really cements that partnership pat christensen fans get a rodeo and pbr last man standing the carnivals gonna return, all the interactive stuff around it. so i think the combination is really gonna be something locals are going to look forward to )) the annual event will be held on the mgm's village property ---- outdoors on the strip across from the luxor. its vacant right now, but they
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they will also hold a golf tournemant, the helldorado parade downtown, a carnival, art show and all sorts of celebrations on the property during this event in the middle of may --- they're also gonna turn it into a wild west town. the pbr already holds its world finals in october at the thomas and mack --- that event will not change --- also this event will help celebrate the 111th birthday of the city of las vegas --- mayor goodman says she would like to have some bulls downtown for this event ---- she did not suggest a "running of the bulls," just a few bulls on display. ((paul joncich)) > lamar odom will not face drug charges for his overdose in a nevada brothel. today the nye county district attorney said there isn't enough evidence to prove that the n-b-a and reality tv star used cocaine during his three days in the
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odom was found unconscious at the love ranch brothel in crystal last october and was taken to a las vegas hospital./// ((denise valdez)) > testomony resumed today in the trial of a former church pastor accused of sexually assaulting girls in his congregation. otis holland has plead not guilty to 17 felonies including child sexual assault, lewdness, and conspiracy to destroy evidence. last week, the jury viewed videos of holland's sermons and heard from girls who said they were victimized by him when they were teenagers. holland's attorney says the accusers concocted stories about being abused because they thought they loved holland and were jealous of his adult relationships. holland could face life in prison if he's convicted./// ((paul joncich)) > an arraignment has been postponed to tomorrow in the drunk driving case of a former clark county official. tom collins was not present for this morning's hearing while his attorney asked for an extra day to confirm he'll represent collins in the case. the 65-year-old former clark county commissioner was arrested
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police say he crashed his vehicle while leaving the national finals rodeo. prosecutors say his blood alcohol level was measured at 0.11 percent... above the legal limit of 0.08 percent. collins resigned from the commission in august citing family matters./// ((denise valdez)) > two suspects are on the run after a violent home invasion over the weekend. it happend near desert inn and fort apache. the man living there... ray kilcoyne... told us four men made their way into the house and went after a safe. he said the men threatened to kill his son because they didn't know the combination to the safe. kilcoyn believes the suspects might have known a family member. ((ray kilcoyne/home invasion victim:: "they went right for the safe it's like they grabbed the girl went right upstairs and it's like they knew exactly where it was. they didn't ransack the bedroom. they pulled the safe right out of the bedroom and that was it." )) ((denise valdez)) the safe turned out to be empty. if you have information that can help track down the suspects --- call metro police or crime stoppers./// ((paul joncich)) > a new study shows there were more gun deaths than motor vehicle deaths in 2014 in 21 states including here
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according to the violence policy center... that's up from 10 states when the study was first done in 2009. data shows nine out of ten american households have access to a motor vehicle... while fewer than a third of american households have a gun. nationwide in 2014.. there were nearly 33- thousand 6- hundred gun deaths... compared to nearly 35- thousand 7- hundred motor vehicle deaths./// ((denise valdez)) > paramedics could soon have a growing role in the las vegas valley. a conference was held at las vegas city hall today... that was all about "community paramedicine." the idea is to allow paramedics to step out of their emergency response duties... to provide care and assistance for the community. nevada assemblywoman ellen spiegel says the program could save money: (( ellen spiegel, assemblywoman: huge cost savings to the state especially when you're talking about the medicaid population and it will also be a very big help for our senior population. )) ((denise valdez)) the idea of "community paramedicine" is to
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cares from being flooded with patients./// ((paul joncich)) > making cars smarter in the name of safety. ((denise valdez)) the new technology that's giving cars the ability to think and communicate with other cars.... how it could help cut down the
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is making some headway in new safety technology for cars sold in the u-s. ((denise valdez)) the vehicle- to-vehicle or v- 2-v communication allows cars on the road to talk to each other, warning drivers of dangers ahead before they happen. ((paul joncich)) kris van cleave reports from the north american international auto show in detroit. > beep beep equipping the country's cars and trucks with so called v-2-v communication will essentially allow vehicles to see each other and warn of a potential danger well before a driver sees it. (transportation secretary anthony foxx: 13:15:44 sot) our goal is to see this technology put in place as soon as possible. the newly proposed rule will call for standard v-2-v technology to phased in over a period of years, but still must clear administrative hurdles and
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with blind spot detection and automatic breaking to prevent some collisions.(gfx3- out) (dot material) v-2-v enabled vehicles may also be able to communicate with infastructre like stop lights letting drivers know how long until an upcoming light changes. jamie kitman is new york bureau chief for automobile magazine. he agrees it's lifesaving technology, but belrt the new regulation.. early cost estimates on v2v technology put it at about one hundred dollars per vehicle but that is expected to drop as time goes on. ///
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transportation secretary says the technology could help prevent up to 80-percent of crashes on the nation's roads. /// ((denise valdez)) > a big night at the golden globes. ((paul joncich)) the major winners from last nights star studded event...and the opportunity you have......to be a part of an upcoming hollywood
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so you can easily master the way you bank. at 4. ((denise valdez)) > the biggest stars of film and television came together last night for the 73rd annual golden globe awards. the often controversial comedian, ricky gervaise returned this year as host. sylvester stallone earned the night's most thunderous applause
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(( sylvester stallone ("creed"): and most of all, i want to thank my imaginary friend rocky balboa for being the best friend i ever had!! )) ((denise valdez)) "the revenant" won top honors at the golden globes. it took home the statues for best picture/drama. best director and best actor, leonardo di caprio. and 'the martian' won top honors for best picture/comedy . and best actor, matt damon.. by the way matt damon is shooting his new bourne movie here in las vegas and the production is looking for a ton of extras. if your interested head to our website at lasvegasnow dot com and click on the links we mentioned tab./// toss to weather < tedd florendo clear skies today and temps warmed up to the
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winds calm with temps cooler than yesterday. expecting clouds to coming in a little more overnight, but still staying partly clear. ............................... ..... afternoon temps in the low to mid 50's with some locales in the high 40's by late day. cold in mount charleston and the higher terrain. milder over to the east sections in the east side of town where we're lower in elevation. ............................... ....... regional temps cold in the central sections of the state. milder from mesquite down to laughlin and near average. mild for death valley and pahrump cool by afternoon, but cold by morning. ...............................
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chilly actually through much of the u.s. believe it or not. after a mild weekend for the mid-atlantic a lot of areas ore on the cooler side. cold in the upper tier state and midwest. temps down all the way to dallas and atlanat to 40 at this hour and colder than us. they had subzero temps in the upper plains over the weekend. ............................... ............ cold enough to produce out there. from chicagon over to to the michigan. even some lake effect snow bands near buffalo and upstate new york. ............................... ............ next storm bringing more rain for portland and seattle and a lot of snow in the cascades and the idaho panhandle. ............................... ................ clouds coming in from the west but expected to stay dry for now.
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down and bring some winds, but shower chances seem to be limited to the mountains or slim. ............................... .................. we're going to have some cold mornings again though near freezing. some below freezing overnight. especially again on the edges of town and single digits for kyle canyon. ............................... .................. regional temps even colder for pahrump and primm. ens for tonopah and pioc.ld even for death valley by rning. laughlin in the 40's and cold in reno. ............................. ............ night expect a low of 34 and very chilly. partly cloudy overnight withiyight winds, but breezesr thcolorado river. morrow look for a high of 55 th plenty of sun.t qte average, but close.ght winds less than 10 mp...............................................extended forecast shows, this week not as active as last week. slight mountain shower chances on wed and thursday. possibly some drop son saturday, but that's a slight chance. temps stay near average and chilly early week. if you're
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year free of unwanted clutter... 8 news now has got you covered. our living green super recycling event is coming up later this month. it's happening saturday, january 23rd in the parking lot of the thomas and mack. it goes from 8 am until 3 pm. you can recycle all sorts of electronics.... get rid of your unused and expired medicine, and bring paperwork that needs shredded. goodwill will also be collecting household items. for the complete list... head over to las vegas now dot com./// ((denise valdez)) > making a deadly stretch safer. traffic anchor demetria obilor explains what the future looks like for boulder highway in "what's driving you crazy?" (( )) demetria obilor: > there were 14 traffic- related fatalities on boulder highway last year. eight of which were pedestrians....al l pedestrian
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many of you have reached out to me concerned for your safety along this deadly stretch, so today we're talking about what the state plans to do about it. ndot says they've identified several areas along boulder highway in need of pedestrian and motorist improvements. this year, ndot will lower the speed limit along a two- mile stretch of boulder highway from 55 mph to 45 mph starting at galleria drive. most of the change happens in 2017. next year, ndot will install and overhead pedestrian flasher and an off-set median island at sun valley drive near the eastside cannery. new lighting, crosswalks and sidewalks are set for construction next year due to funding and multi- jurisdictional coordination. hey! what's driving you crazy? send your traffic question to traffic eight at las vegas now dot com. ((paul joncich)) > outrage from a california family. ((denise valdez)) why they claim a natural gas leak that prompted a state of
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serious health issues for their daughter. ((paul joncich)) a deadly crash leaves locals on edge. tonight at 5.. what some say needs to change... after a woman was hit and killed
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wants to stage it's own consumer electronics show to unseat the yearly version here in las vegas. this is video from when alibaba debuted on wall street in september of 2014. the chinese based company says it will hold it's show in shenzhen. they did not provide details on the companies expected to participate.. but sasys it included global brands and start ups./// ((paul joncich)) > a california family is suing their gas company. they say the same major gas leak-- that triggered a state of emergency in california-- is hurting their daughter. c-n-n's stephanie elam explains. >it's not visible by the naked eye, but some residents of the los angeles suburb of porter ranch say a massive natural gas leak is causing them harm.
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gas leak) "i would have extreme headaches, i was nauseous, our kids would have extreme headaches." the katz family, who is suing so cal gas, is temporarily living some 30 miles from their home. socal gas says it has relocated roughly 28- hundred householdsso far. since october 23rd, the aliso canyon storage facility owned by the southern california gas company has been spewing natural gas at a rate of up to 100,000 pounds per hour. the magnitude of the leak evident in this infrared video taken by environmental activists last month. the problem so severe, the governor of california declared a state of emergency. local air quality officials are devising a plan with the company to burn off some of the seeping natural gas. so cal gas says it is working around the clock to stop the leak but says it may not be plugged until late march. (mike mizrahi, spokesperson, socal gas) "we're drilling a relief well . that relief well is going to go way down, about 85 hundred feet, it's going to intersect with the leaking well, and then pump liquids and muds down there to stop the flow of gas and then
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the well." on its website, the company apologizes for the unpleasant smell of the odorant in the natural gas, but it claims that the leak "does not pose an imminent threat to public safety." (erin brockovich/enviro nmental law activist) "it's gas, it's dangerous, and you should not tell them otherwise." environmental activist erin brockovich is taking up the cause for the people affected by the gas company's leak. (erin brockovich/enviro nmental law activist) "if it can't harm you, you're going through a lot effort to relocate thousands and thousands of people. if it can't harm you, we're going through a lot of effort here to get those children in those schools to a safe location." some students in porter ranch will return to class on tuesday and will be attending two nearby schools that have set up temporary facilities. (christine katz, displaced by gas leak) "our lifestyles are completely different, our routines have changed." the katz family is adjusting.. but still reeling from what happened earlier to their young daughter. (christine katz, displaced by gas leak) "she needed an inhaler and in the middle of october, that's when things got worse.
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we were in and out of the pediatrics office, urgent care, i mean nobody could figure out what was wrong."/// ((paul joncich)) > the california air resources board sent up planes multiple times to measure the amount of natural gas gushing out. the board measured 97- thousand pounds per hour of methane in early november; markedly higher later in the month. by late december, about 66-thousand pounds per hour were still spewing out./// paul joncich > that's all for us at 4. denise valdez 8 news now at five starts after this. don't forget.. we're always on at las vegas now dot com, on facebook and
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now with the latest from police... > two people are in critical condition... following a crash in the southwest part of the valley. thanks for joining us... i'm denise valdez... in for paula. ((dave courvoisier)) i'm dave courvoisier. you're looking at a live picture
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